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Re: Issues with NetBSD-5.1, xen and amd64 machines.

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:02:49PM -0700, Brian Buhrow wrote:
>       Hello.  I've been trying to get Xen running on a dual quad-core amd64
> box with 12GB of RAM. NetBSD-5.1 runs fine, but when I try to boot dom0
> with the xen kernel, I get a hang, as shown below.  Interestingly enough,
> even though I've built the xen3kernel package from pkgsrc on this box, the
> resultant installed binary, once gunzipped, shows as a 32-bit ELF
> executable.  Shouldn't it be a 64-bit executable?

All my xen kernels are 32-bit ELF too. I guess this is OK.

> Although I've built a
> custom dom0 kernel from netbsd-5 sources newer than the 5.1 release, I'm
> actually trying to do a test boot using the netbsd-xen3-dom0 kernel as
> provided in the binary distribution for NetBSD-5.1.  I am booting using the
> NetBSD boot loader, as shown in boot.cfg(5)'s man page.
>       this is a Supermicro 1-U server with a lights-out BMC board in it
> which provides network console access on com1.
>       I'm sure I'm doing something obviously wrong, but I'm not sure what it
> is.  Does anyone have any thoughts?
> Oh, yes, I'm trying to boot the xen-debug.gz file from
> /usr/pkg/xen3-kernel, but I copied and gunzipped it into /xen/xen on the
> root filesystem.

Could you try xenkernel33 or 41 ?
although from what you posted, I guess the hang occurs before loading
xen, so it would be a boot loader issue.
I'd try a newer /boot too ...

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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